The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity: Body by E. Levy-Navarro

By E. Levy-Navarro

The tradition of weight problems in Early and overdue Modernity bargains the 1st sustained exam of fatness within the early glossy period.  As Levy-Navarro notes, physically perceptions have developed that price the skinny physique as they mark and stigmatize the fats one. utilizing readings of such significant figures as Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton, this ebook considers other ways that fats was once developed earlier than the creation of the trendy pathologized class of “obesity”.  Levy-Navarro argues that Shakespeare, Jonson, and Skelton understood skinny aesthetic consolidates the facility of the elite and selected to align themselves with their fats, lowly, and revolting characters--an alliance that gives a version of defiance with endured relevance. 

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The Bible and natural philosophy in Renaissance Italy : by Andrew D. Berns

By Andrew D. Berns

The Bible and common Philosophy in Renaissance Italy explores the reciprocal dating among biblical interpretation and typical philosophy in sixteenth-century Italy. The booklet augments our wisdom of the manifold purposes of scientific services within the Renaissance and of the a number of ways that the Bible used to be learn via trained those who lacked theological education. Andrew D. Berns demonstrates that many physicians in sixteenth-century Italy, Jewish and Christian alike, took a willing curiosity within the Bible and postbiblical non secular literature. Berns identifies the highbrow instruments that Renaissance medical professionals and average philosophers delivered to undergo on their research of the Bible and assesses how their schooling event helped them collect, boost, and use these instruments. The Bible and ordinary Philosophy in Renaissance Italy argues that the altering nature of scientific tradition within the Renaissance encouraged physicians to strategy the Bible not just as a divine paintings but additionally as a ancient and medical textual content

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Marguerite de Navarre: Mother of the Renaissance by Rouben C. Cholakian, Patricia F. Cholakian

By Rouben C. Cholakian, Patricia F. Cholakian

Sister to the king of France, queen of Navarre, talented author, spiritual reformer, and customer of the arts—in her many jobs, Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) was once the most vital figures of the French Renaissance. during this, the 1st significant biography in English, Patricia F. Cholakian and Rouben C. Cholakian draw on her writings to supply a vibrant portrait of Marguerite's private and non-private existence. liberating her from the shadow of her brother François I, they realize her titanic impression on French politics and tradition, and so they problem traditional perspectives of her family members relationships.

The authors spotlight Marguerite's enormous function in advancing the reason for non secular reform in France-her help of vernacular translations of sacred works, her denunciation of ecclesiastical corruption, her founding of orphanages and hospitals, and her protection and safeguard of persecuted reformists. Had this plucky and lively girl no longer been sister to the king, she may probably have ended up on the stake. notwithstanding she remained a religious catholic, her theological poem Miroir de l'âme pécheresse, a magical summa of evangelical doctrine that used to be viciously attacked via conservatives, continues to be to at the present time an immense a part of the Protestant corpus.

Marguerite, with her brother the king, was once a key architect and animator of the subtle entertainments that grew to become the hallmark of the French court docket. continually wanting to inspire new principles, she supported the various illustrious writers and thinkers of her time. in addition, uniquely for a queen, she used to be herself a prolific poet, dramatist, and prose author and released a two-volume anthology of her works. In reassessing Marguerite's huge, immense oeuvre, the authors show the diversity and caliber of her paintings past her recognized number of stories, posthumously referred to as the Heptaméron.

The Cholakians' groundbreaking examining of the wealthy physique of her paintings, which uncovers autobiographical parts formerly unrecognized through so much students, and their learn of her surviving correspondence painting a lifestyles that absolutely justifies Marguerite's sobriquet, "Mother of the Renaissance."

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The biblical interpretation of William of Alton by Timothy F. Bellamah

By Timothy F. Bellamah

Experiences of medieval Biblical interpretation often concentrate on the published literature, neglecting nearly all of suitable works. Timothy Bellamah bargains a groundbreaking exam of the exegesis of William of Alton, a thirteenth-century Dominican regent grasp at Paris whose commentaries have by no means formerly seemed in print.

As a close to modern of Hugh of St. Cher, Bonaventure, Albert the nice, and Thomas Aquinas, William used to be an incredible consultant of college exegesis at a time of speedily altering equipment and noteworthy highbrow improvement. His commentaries are helpful assets for realizing Biblical examine of the 13th century, within the schoolroom and within the pulpit. but research of William's paintings has been impeded by means of the doubtful authenticity of diverse commentaries questionably attributed to him over the centuries.

Bellamah addresses those complicated difficulties by way of unearthing proof of authorship in every one commentary's type and technique. This inquiry employs the features of William's commentaries as standards for constituting an inventory of works that may be reliably attributed to him, which, in flip, offers an important foundation for learning his exegesis. William was once a guy of his time, yet much more than his contemporaries he was once deeply attracted to background and the literal feel, which he understood to be the goal of Scripture's authors, divine and human. He took a prepared curiosity in Biblical historical past and placed to take advantage of a wide range of strategies for textual, linguistic, and rhetorical research. even as, he remained conscious of the religious senses and the varied parts of the exegetical and theological culture during which he stood.

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Renaissance Drama and Contemporary Literary Theory by Andy Mousley

By Andy Mousley

In contrast to many introductions to literary idea, this article bargains a sustained dialogue of a selected interval of English Literature. fending off the risk of utilising theories as templates, it makes use of Renaissance drama and literary conception to question and light up one another. Love, cash, alienation and unique dying are among a number of the themes mentioned. The e-book additionally offers a entire account of literary theory's advanced courting with its major predecessor, humanism. In all, 17 performs are mentioned together with renowned texts, reminiscent of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Duchess of Malfi", in addition to much less studied performs corresponding to "The Knight of the Burning Pestle" and "The Shoemakers' Holiday".

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Baldus by Teofilo Folengo

By Teofilo Folengo

Mantovano, nato nel 1491, Folengo è stato uno dei principali esponenti della poesia maccheronica. los angeles sua prima pubblicazione, il Merlini Cocaii macaronicon racconta l. a. storia di un eroe immaginario, Baldus, e si connota in step with l'uso frequente di parole e frasi dal dialetto mantovano spesso di difficile comprensione. Più volte censurato proprio consistent with il suo linguaggio e los angeles manifestazione di idee ritenute volgari, il Merlini Cocaii macaronicon ha conquistato comunque una vasta popolarità ed in pochi anni è stato ristampato in numerosissime edizioni. Oggi il Baldus esce in line with UTET, completo di apparato critico, in un'edizione digitale di pregio.

Note: twin language: Latin and Italian. (no English)

Note: other than removal watermarks this can be another way retail.

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Passions in William Ockham's Philosophical Psychology by Vesa Hirvonen

By Vesa Hirvonen

This examine is not just the 1st huge research of passions or feelings in William Ockham's (c. 1285-1347) psychology, it additionally includes a distinctive research of Ockham's little-known two-souls anthropology. The research exhibits how Ockham diverged from the normal opinion of feelings in arguing that there have been feelings within the will, not just within the decrease a part of the soul. as a result of his new conception of the mind and the desire, Ockham believed that convinced phenomena of the need have been subjective reactions to occurrent phenomena and will for that reason be handled as feelings. The e-book additionally discusses Ockham's method of the normal differences among amicable love and in need of love, and delight and use, and to a few different classical subject matters.

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The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records by Arthur Edward Waite

By Arthur Edward Waite

A entire historical past of alchemy revealing the topic as even more than the makes an attempt in early technological know-how of turning base metals into gold or silver, this booklet is going approximately intimating the magical event underlying airtight symbolism. It outlines a few of the ‘secret’ internal meanings to alchemy - symbolism, metaphysics, and spirituality. This booklet encompasses a universe of knowledge and is worth it examining for an individual desirous to recognize extra in this attractive topic. initially released in 1926.

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What Galileo Saw: Imagining the Scientific Revolution by Lawrence Lipking

By Lawrence Lipking

The clinical Revolution of the 17th century has frequently been known as a decisive turning element in human historical past. It represents, for sturdy or sick, the delivery of recent technological know-how and smooth methods of viewing the area. In What Galileo Saw, Lawrence Lipking deals a brand new standpoint on the best way to comprehend what occurred then, arguing that inventive mind's eye and creativity up to rational notion performed a serious function in growing new visions of technological know-how and in shaping tales approximately eye-opening discoveries in cosmology, common heritage, engineering, and the lifestyles sciences.

When Galileo observed the face of the Moon and the moons of Jupiter, Lipking writes, he needed to photo a cosmos which could account for them. Kepler inspiration his geometry may open a window into the brain of God. Francis Bacon's normal background anticipated an order of items that might exchange the illusions of language with reliable facts and remodel notions of existence and demise. Descartes designed a hypothetical "Book of Nature" to provide an explanation for how every little thing within the universe was once developed. Thomas Browne reconceived the limits of fact and mistake. Robert Hooke, like Leonardo, used to be either researcher and artist; his schemes remove darkness from the microscopic and the macrocosmic. And while Isaac Newton imagined nature as a coherent and finished mathematical process, he redefined the targets of technological know-how and the which means of genius.

What Galileo Saw bridges the divide among technology and paintings; it brings jointly Galileo and Milton, Bacon and Shakespeare. Lipking enters the minds and the workshops the place the medical Revolution was once formed, drawing on paintings, literature, and the historical past of technology to reimagine how perceptions concerning the global and human existence may switch so vastly, and alter forever.

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From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale by Keith Christiansen

By Keith Christiansen

In this interesting ebook, Fra Carnevale—heretofore a mysterious, quasi-legendary figure—emerges as a well-defined and pivotal artist in Renaissance Florence. In proposing their case, the authors take the reader from the workshop of Filippo Lippi in Florence to Urbino, capital of Federico da Montefeltro’s duchy within the sector of the Marches. It used to be a highway so much memorably traveled through Piero della Francesca, who labored in Florence in 1439 and have become Federico’s favourite artist. This e-book indicates that different lesser identified artists like Fra Carnevale additionally took an identical path.

Among the various different artists—painters and sculptors—crucial to Fra Carnevale’s formation and mentioned during this quantity are Domenico Veneziano, Luca della Robbia, Pesellino, and Agostino di Duccio. Essays through Keith Christiansen, Andrea De Marchi, and Matteo Ceriana and a documentary appendix via Andrea Di Lorenzo and Matteo Mazzalupi rework our wisdom of this intriguing second within the historical past of Renaissance art.

In 1934 the Italian govt lifted regulations governing the gabled Barberini assortment in Rome, making it attainable for 2 exciting fifteenth-century work to be wear the overseas artwork industry. inside of simply years either were sold—one to The Metropolitan Museum of paintings and the opposite to the Museum of excellent Arts in Boston. Neither their authorship nor their matters have been definite, yet their bold depiction of structure at least their discursive, anecdotal method of narration made them precise between Early Renaissance work. Who was once their writer? What used to be their functionality? the right way to clarify their mastery of standpoint and their subtle architectural settings? construction on over a century of scholarship in addition to thoroughly new archival details, this catalogue proposes solutions to all 3 questions. In doing so, it examines the paintings of Florence within the 1440s and the paintings of, between others, Fra Filippo Lippi, Domenico Veneziano, Luca della Robbia, and Michelozzo. It then turns to the advent of Renaissance type north of the Appenines, within the quarter of the Marches, and to the tradition of the courtroom at Urbino within the 3rd region of the 15th century, ruled by way of its ruler, Federico da Montefeltro, the humanist-architect Leon Battista Alberti, and the elegant painter Piero della Francesca.

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